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The Shriver Living Learning Community (LLC) bridges the campus to the community through engaged scholarship. LLC students will explore service and civic engagement through the lens and legacy of Sargent Shriver. Through a one-credit seminar, weekly service, and reflective activities, LLC members build community and increase social change awareness.

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What to expect from the Shriver LLC:

  • Connection with students from broad majors and disciplines
  • Explore issues and opportunities related to civic and community engagement and service-learning
  • Engage in weekly service-learning in the Greater Baltimore region
  • Community-building activities that enhance robust leadership development and advocacy
  • Upper-class Peer Mentoring Program supports UMBC transition
  • Development of interest/course teams (Breaking Ground grant awardees)
  • Deeper connection to Shriver Center programs to include Shriver Peace­worker Fellows/Peace Corps Prep, Public Service Scholars, and The Choice Program
  • Course Connections: 096 Community Service & Learning and SOCY 396

Contact Information:

Lori Hardesty at or 410-455-2493

To Apply:

New Incoming First-Year Students:

Current UMBC Residential Students:

  • Complete the Residential Life Housing Application by the published Housing Selection deadline AND contact the LLC Coordinator directly to seek permission to return to the LLC. Space is limited to returning current Shriver LLC residents who have accepted a Shriver peer mentor position.

For more information about the Shriver Center, click here!